First Word: George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication

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Former President George W. Bush speaks during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
Former President George W. Bush speaks during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
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The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center is being held Thursday in Dallas on the Southern Methodist University campus. The nation’s five living presidents – Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and President Obama – gathered to help dedicate the 226,000 square foot center that will house presidential records, documents, historical materials and artifacts. ”In the end, leaders are defined by the convictions that they hold,” Bush told the audience, speaking about his controversial legacy. The library will open to the public on May 1.

First Word: George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication

Updated